This week in Battle Castle-Nov. 4

Battle Castle host Dan Snow reveals why 4 p.m. sunsets are a thing of beauty during a November shoot at Dover Castle in Kent, England.

This castle, known as “the Key to England” was attacked by Prince Louis of France with an array of weapons technology including the mangonel, perrier and siege tower. The stone castle was built mostly by Henry the II’s engineer Maurice, and defended by Hubert de Burgh, loyal to English King John.

Dan’s blogs will be released every Thursday on YouTube, unveiling details related to the stories that will be profiled in the Battle Castle shows.

On Twitter

Medieval siege tip of the week:

@Battlecastle  Nov 3,

Beware the elite’s desire to defend their own interests, as it can be the beating heart of any structural defence – M. Keen

3 ways to #gomedieval

Awesome medieval moments on the web, chosen by The Gatekeeper:

Transform a snowstorm into a stronghold  via

Build a castle out of cardboard, hats … even toilet paper

Dine at a castle in Canada (sort of): via liz__murray

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